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Old 07-06-2005, 11:04 AM   #1
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Installing Tape streamer


Hi,

I have a running FC3 machine. There is a tape streamer in the machine. But it seems to be that the FC3 is not seeing the tape streamer so that means I cannot use it.

How would I let FC3 let it know that there is a tapestreamer.
What software should I install for it?

How shall I configure the software.

Regards
 
Old 07-07-2005, 07:01 AM   #2
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Need some additional information.

Do you know the make and model of the tape streamer?
Do you know what type of interface it uses to connect to the machine? SCSI, IDE etc..
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:30 AM   #3
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No I don't have a idea of it's a SCSI or IDE

I can give you the type of the server. It's a compaq ML350G1
Is there a big difference in installation between a SCSI and IDE?
 
Old 07-07-2005, 09:12 AM   #4
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Different drivers. The following console commands will show if there is a SCSI controller installed. My first guess would be a SCSI tape drive.

lscpi
lsmod
 
Old 07-07-2005, 09:22 AM   #5
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Hi,

this is the response of the command that I tried to do.

[root@PJS pjdeweirdt]# whereis lscpi
lscpi:
[root@PJS pjdeweirdt]# whereis lsmod
lsmod: /sbin/lsmod /usr/share/man/man8/lsmod.8.gz
[root@PJS pjdeweirdt]# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
iptable_filter 2881 0
ip_tables 19777 1 iptable_filter
parport_pc 28421 1
lp 12489 0
parport 40201 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 26181 0
sunrpc 164485 1
md5 4161 1
ipv6 259201 24
i2c_piix4 8657 0
i2c_core 21953 1 i2c_piix4
hisax 598685 0
crc_ccitt 2113 1 hisax
isdn 149697 1 hisax
slhc 7105 1 isdn
e100 46401 0
mii 4929 1 e100
floppy 64753 0
st 38237 0
dm_snapshot 17669 0
dm_zero 2497 0
dm_mirror 25773 0
ext3 131145 2
jbd 82777 1 ext3
dm_mod 59221 6 dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
cciss 55333 3
sym53c8xx 78809 0
scsi_transport_spi 15809 1 sym53c8xx
sd_mod 19265 0
scsi_mod 139945 5 st,cciss,sym53c8xx,scsi_transport_spi,sd_mod
[root@PJS pjdeweirdt]#


As you will see the first command he did not find. Any guess??
 
Old 07-07-2005, 09:30 AM   #6
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It should be lspci but I do not need the information. You do have a SCSI controller and the tape module is already loaded.

The tape device should be /dev/st0. Try the following:
mt -f /dev/st0 status




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Old 07-07-2005, 09:37 AM   #7
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Hi,

this is the response fro lpsci

[root@PJS pjdeweirdt]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CNB20LE Host Bridge (rev 05)
00:00.1 Host bridge: ServerWorks CNB20LE Host Bridge (rev 05)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 03)
00:02.0 Network controller: Tiger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX Modem/ISDN interface
00:0f.0 ISA bridge: ServerWorks OSB4 South Bridge (rev 4f)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: ServerWorks OSB4 IDE Controller
01:04.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53C896/897 (rev 07)
01:04.1 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53C896/897 (rev 07)
01:05.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08)
01:06.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage IIC 215IIC [Mach64 GT IIC] (rev 7a)
01:07.0 System peripheral: Compaq Computer Corporation Advanced System Management Controller
05:02.0 RAID bus controller: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array 5i/532 (rev 01)
 
Old 07-07-2005, 09:43 AM   #8
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Do you know the make / model of the tape streamer?
What about the output of the following command
mt -f /dev/st0 status
 
Old 07-08-2005, 01:50 AM   #9
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Well this is the result of the command

[root@PJS ~]# mt -f /dev/st0 status
SCSI 2 tape drive:
File number=-1, block number=-1, partition=0.
Tape block size 0 bytes. Density code 0x0 (default).
Soft error count since last status=0
General status bits on (50000):
DR_OPEN IM_REP_EN
[root@PJS ~]#


I also checked the type to the tape streamer and it looked like it's written on it AIT35
 
Old 07-08-2005, 06:41 AM   #10
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The tape drive is configured. Do you need assistance with backup software?
 
Old 07-08-2005, 06:49 AM   #11
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Well I have novanet here but it seems to be that it can't find the tape streamer.

What software do you suggest?
 
Old 07-08-2005, 07:08 AM   #12
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I just use the basic tar command.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 11:36 AM   #13
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Do you have by any change some default tar commands/scripts I can run.
As I remember there were some problems with the tar handling larger files.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:39 AM   #14
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Hi, begging for help with the same problem

I've got FC3 and an HP SureStore T20 connected to SCSI (aic7xxx). This is what I get if I do a lsmod:

[root@asrLXsrv ~]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 24705 1
lp 11565 0
parport 41737 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 24005 0
i2c_dev 10433 0
i2c_core 22081 1 i2c_dev
sunrpc 160421 1
ipt_REJECT 6465 0
ipt_state 1857 0
ip_conntrack 40693 1 ipt_state
ip_tables 16193 2 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state
vfat 14785 1
fat 45409 1 vfat
dm_mod 54741 0
md5 4033 1
ipv6 232577 8
uhci_hcd 31449 0
8139too 26305 0
mii 4673 1 8139too
floppy 58609 0
ext3 116809 2
jbd 74969 1 ext3
raid0 7617 1
aic7xxx 150809 0
sd_mod 16961 0
scsi_mod 118417 2 aic7xxx,sd_mod

but this is what I get with mt:

[root@asrLXsrv ~]# mt -f /dev/sd0 status
/dev/sd0: No such file or directory

and, in fact, I tried to use KDat but it said "no streaming tape found at /dev/tape" or /dev/sd0 ...

Could you help me? There's a module I need to load? Thank you in advance.

Stefano
 
Old 07-15-2005, 06:37 AM   #15
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I assume that /dev/sd0 is a typo. The st module needs to be loaded.
modprobe st

Now try
mt -f /dev/st0 status
 
  


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